SIAC News

Morgan Hertel Opens Term as TMA President

SIAC congratulates Morgan Hertel as he begins his term as TMA (The Monitoring Association) President. Morgan assumed the position last month at the conclusion of TMA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, and serves as Vice President of Technology and Innovation for Rapid...

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Alarm Dealers Serve as Our Eyes and Ears

We probably don’t say this enough, but alarm dealers serve as our eyes and ears on local ordinances and other related issues. SIAC can’t do its job without ongoing input, advice and interest from the alarm dealers who serve as the backbone of the electronic security...

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Apprehension

This is a story about apprehending a criminal, courtesy of Marietta, GA Police Chief Dan Flynn. Chief Flynn believes strongly in the public-private partnership effort between law enforcement and the electronic security industry, and wanted to share this story with...

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Why Training Counts

Training counts. It counts when it comes to developing your employees. It counts when it comes to ensuring quality installations and service calls. And, it counts when it comes to alarm management. The Electronic Security Association (ESA) offers multiple training...

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Technology Advancement

SIAC’s stated mission is “One Voice for the Alarm Industry on Alarm management Issues.”  Therefore, we don’t recommend one technology over another to improve the operation of alarm management systems. There’s a reason for that. We are not in the business of promoting...

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IACP Encourages the Use of 2020 Model Ordinance

We’re hugely encouraged because the IACP encourages the use of the 2020 Model Alarm Ordinance. That’s GREAT news! The International Association of Chiefs of Police believe so strongly in the provisions and effectiveness of the model ordinance that they now encourage...

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The Monitoring Association Announces Excellence Awards

Over the years, The Monitoring Association (TMA) has done yeoman’s work helping the alarm monitoring side of the security industry improve its practices. SIAC strongly supports their efforts, and we wanted to publicize a recent announcement for their “Excellence...

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Georgia Bans Fines for Alarm Companies

If you follow SIAC’s State Activity Report, you probably know that the state of Georgia recently passed legislation banning the fining of alarm companies. It is a very important law for the security industry, and we appreciate the support of Georgia Governor Brian P....

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